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Abby's Artist Cabinet

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Project by Jim posted 03-12-2014 05:11 PM 1882 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a rolling art supply cabinet I built as a birthday gift for my soon to be sister in law. It’s made of maple plywood and red oak, and includes three 24 inch drawers, and open cubby and an organization tray on the top.

I wanted to use nicer drawer slides but budget concerns lead me away from bearing slides. Also, the drawer pulls are very nice, and very cheap. All three were ordered off ebay for $12 shipped!

Here are some construction photos.


-- Jim from Rivertown Woodcraft | Grand Rapids, MI | www.YouTube.com/user/RivertownWoodcraft





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RockyTopScott

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#1 posted 03-12-2014 05:39 PM

Very nice…what did you use to finish this?

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Jim

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#2 posted 03-12-2014 05:42 PM

Thanks, I used a wipe on poly.

-- Jim from Rivertown Woodcraft | Grand Rapids, MI | www.YouTube.com/user/RivertownWoodcraft

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#3 posted 03-12-2014 08:09 PM

Very nicely done and looks great.

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#4 posted 03-12-2014 09:10 PM

Looks good. She should like this.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 03-13-2014 12:03 PM

Great job!!

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jroot

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#6 posted 03-13-2014 12:28 PM

Very nice. My wife is an artist , and I have been doing some dabbling as well.

Is the purpose of the top purely organizational, and to keep tubes and brushes from falling off? ... just curious

-- jroot

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Jim

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#7 posted 03-13-2014 01:46 PM

Thanks everyone! Yes the top is for conte crayons, paint brushes, anything she needs at the moment, and not in a drawer.

She took delivery a month or so ago, she loves it! I’m excited to see how it ages! I’m a believer that furniture should be used, and if this gets beat up, I’m totally okay with it. I gave her a lifetime warranty on all wood parts / assembly :-)

-- Jim from Rivertown Woodcraft | Grand Rapids, MI | www.YouTube.com/user/RivertownWoodcraft

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Jim

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#8 posted 03-13-2014 01:47 PM

oh, and it’s rather short, basically she has access to the top area while sitting at her work table

-- Jim from Rivertown Woodcraft | Grand Rapids, MI | www.YouTube.com/user/RivertownWoodcraft

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#9 posted 03-13-2014 03:42 PM

You did a very nice job. I like how you trimmed off the top with the solid oak.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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LeTurbo

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#10 posted 03-13-2014 03:47 PM

Nice. Apparently the proper name is a “tabouret”, which I only discovered because I had to make something similar (not nearly as neat or organised though).

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Jim

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#11 posted 03-13-2014 03:51 PM

Yes, I also cam across “tabouret” when I made it. It’s been a couple of months, and had forgotten the term, thanks!

-- Jim from Rivertown Woodcraft | Grand Rapids, MI | www.YouTube.com/user/RivertownWoodcraft

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Jim

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#12 posted 03-13-2014 03:52 PM

I don’t have any pictures of the back, but it is also trimmed with Oak like the front, and it sits proud of the solid back face about 1/4 inch.

-- Jim from Rivertown Woodcraft | Grand Rapids, MI | www.YouTube.com/user/RivertownWoodcraft

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#13 posted 03-13-2014 03:57 PM

That’s a great cabinet for an artist and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#14 posted 03-19-2014 03:52 PM

Beautiful and well designed cabinet, like the wood choices and finish. I’m sure it will serve her well. Great job!

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